Senior fish farm staff from five salmon-farming companies have enrolled on a ground-breaking new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management developed by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI.
The Community Sightings Network reported a total of 334 sightings of 1972 individual whales, dolphins and porpoises during the month of July; a three-fold increase in sightings compared to last month.
As CEO of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Charlotte Wright extended a warm welcomed to visitors at the Scotland stand at Aqua Nor 2017 Scott Landsburgh, Chief Executive, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), hailed a record high in Scottish salmon exports worth £346 million for the first half of 2017 a 70% increase in export values from the same period in 2016.
Ace Aquatech, which was short-listed along with two Norwegian innovators, was given the award for its in-line fish stunner, which knocks out fish just metres from the holding pen, allowing more humane slaughter and less potential damage to the product. The system is flexible and can also be used for crustaceans and even shellfish.